Updates on MEP Students in Bhutan

shopping05In Bhutan, when modern schooling in the country first started to expand in the late ‘50s, students for schools, set up in makeshift huts with a few teachers, had to be picked up from the villages.

Parents hid their children, declared some to be not normal, and put forward those, who probably had an inclination towards mischief.

They went to school with perhaps only a single set of clothes, the ones they were wearing, and with nothing on their feet.

Things haven’t changed much in many urban and rural schools.  Today, the trend is such that most parents want to put their children in school as early as possible, or least much earlier than what government schools stipulate (at six years old), so that someone else can take care of the children as they worked.  The logic remains the same – start early, finish early.


Education is free in Bhutan, a country proud of the Gross National Happiness.  BUT all other expenses related to the child is not free.  Uniforms, shoes, socks, stationery,  food in schools and other expenses are not free.

This is where the Manjushri Educational Project comes in.  We can provide the necessary funds to fill up the gaps.  We have purchased school uniforms, shoes, books, stationary, and pocket money to the children to make their education.

Bhutan ChildrenWe have enclosed the receipts of the purchases, and the pictures of happy Bhutanese students receiving a new pair of shoes.

Regular meetings are also held to provide better care and understanding the needs of the children.

YES.  your donation makes a difference.

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Updates on MEP School Results

475206_569803649719066_1628284596_oWe have received the report cards of the children (for both Nepal and Bhutan students) and an update from a friend of this project.

” I’m here in Nepal presently and witness the first 18 children learning so fast, since the kids have been enrolled, 5 month ago, they now read, write and speak some English. Khen Rinpoche is looking to place 100 more from this village. The goal is to offer school to all folks in this Sarki Village. …help us reach that goal please? ”

~ From Heika Wierenga
(Facebook post on 16 Jan 2013)

Report cards from Nepal

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Report Cards from Bhutan

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肯千南卓仁波切(以下简称为肯仁波切)在尼泊尔的寺庙附近,住着许多贫困家庭,他们的阶级是社会最低下层的一级,他们的生活完全无有出头之日。一般大众忽略他们、躲避他们;吃着很少的粮食,也无法接受教育,他们生活得非常痛苦。肯仁波切感到,要改善他们的生活最好的方法就是接受教育。因此他着手成立一个助学计划,“文殊教育方案”,来帮助这群尼泊尔孩童完成十年教育之路。现在在尼泊尔“文殊教育方案”已经有20个孩童  – 由小一到小四不等,加入这项教育方案。他们已经进入派平区最好的小学之一- “枢机国际寄宿高等学校(Cardinal International Boarding High School)”就读。仁波切希望能扩大此一计划,让更多贫穷的孩子有机会上学。








项目                            数目(卢比)            一年消费次数            一年支出

学费                            1300                            12                                15600

交通费                           300                           12                                   3600

电脑                              125                            12                                   1500

制服                            2300                              2                                   4600

文具用品                    1385                              2                                   2770

考试费                           275                             4                                   1100

总数                                                                                                    29170


Note 注:当经费更充裕时,我们希望有更多的孩子加入文殊教育方案。每个孩子都应当有平等的机会接受教育。若有新增学生加入,以上名单将随之更新。


肯千南卓仁波切:现在大多数时间住在尼泊尔派平(位于加德满都山谷)的扬列硕附近的宁玛白玉闭关中心, 是宁玛派极受重视的教授师(Khenpo)。仁波切为闭关中心住持,教授师,更是一名实地修行者。他为佛法与为保存与弘扬金刚乘宁玛派的承传精诚地奉献,感动与鼓舞了来自世界各地的学生。


Happy New Year 2013



HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone.

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The MEP is a wonderful opportunity to provide humanitarian assistance to these children who otherwise will not have a chance to attend school because of poverty in the country. As the volunteers running this project are Buddhists and monks, with the right intention of compassion and wisdom, it would be most effective to help them our of poverty through proper education of the next generation.

This is a meaningful project that needs your participation and contribution.  Do consider saving a dollar a day for these children.  We welcome any amount of donation.

May all be well and happy always.

With Gratitude Always




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